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The Caretakers (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Amanda Bestor-Siegal is a bestselling author best known for her debut novel “The Caretakers,” that she first published in 2022. The book would become one of the most popular literary fiction reads of 2022 and helped launch her career.

The author went to the University of Texas’ Michener Center for Writers from where she got a creative writing MFA, specializing in screenwriting and fiction.
Even though Amanda was born in the United States, she for a time lived in France but currently makes her home in Austin Texas, from where she writes her novels.

Bestor-Siegal’s novel “The Caretakers” is a rare debut novel that has most of the components to be found in some of the most successful novels.

“The Caretakers” is a deeply moving, Intricately plotted, gorgeously written intimate, sweeping, surprising, morally complex work with some of the most heartbreaking and unforgettable characters in a fiction work.

Amanda Bestor-Siegal is a brilliant plotter of stories and most reviewers have asserted that her writing is bewitching. Set in Paris and telling the stories of au pairs, it is a lovely story that delves into the world of six women searching for love and happiness in the city of lights.

What makes this such a brilliant work of literary fiction is that it explores the quest for love and happiness even as it looks into how hard the women work to achieve their dreams and families.

They come from different backgrounds as some are trying to find their way, others are running from dark past while others remain stuck in the present.
In the stunning work, Amanda tells a captivating and devastating story expertly crafted to explore issues of identity and class told from several perspectives.

Amanda Bestor-Siegal’s novel “Interesting Women” is set in 2015 Paris. A huge crowd is gathering outside the home of the Chauvet family. The home is in the affluent suburb of Maisons-Larue, where not much often happens.

But this morning, the crowd watches as an American au pair is handcuffed following the sudden death of a child. According to the child’s mother, the au pair is responsible even as the community remains divided as to who is responsible between the mother and the young foreigner.

The mother is in a bad position as she has been known not to take an active role in the bringing up of her children.

There are six women who know the truth in the matter.

These include: a heartbroken French tutor who struggles to protect her vulnerable young students named Geraldine; a socially conscious maid hoping to integrate into French society named Holy; An incompetnt maid that was recently hired named Lou;

a lonely French teen who wants nothing more than the attention of her mother named Nathalie; a reluctant mother and chilly socialite named Charlotte and the woman accused of the heinous crime named Alena.

The latter had worked hard to avoid the chaos in her family but is now in the middle of the turbulent power dynamics that characterize it.
It is a deep exploration of the pressures of country, family, community, and the weight of secrets, which could result in fatal consequences where there are misunderstandings and miscommunications.

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